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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Dec 4, 2010 6:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: billy k.

People have been saying good things about 1/22/78 lately, and I've never listened to it because I generally don't like that year, but I clearly need to check it out.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Dec 5, 2010 12:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: billy k.

Oh man, it's definitely worth checking out! Every show from January is quite unique for a year full of predictable and repetitive setlists, and each have something to offer. I could list the highlights, but it'd just be my subjective opinion (DEFINITELY check out the Let it Grow from...damn, I forget, I think it's 1/11? Yeah, that sounds right...maybe it's 1/14...either way, it's probably my favorite post-74 LIGrow).

1/22 is clearly the top of the tour. The Other One through to the end of the show is delicious and fantastic. And of course there's that Close Encounters jam...I haven't been diving into 77 in a looooong time, and 78 even moreso (or would that be "less so?"), but if I'm going to reach for a '78, odds are 90% of the time it's going to be a show from January, probably 1/22.

And to stress my point even more, I'm honestly not even that big a 1978 fan (don't get me wrong, there are a lot of highlights that year, but it's just not a year I visit too often). While I like a lot of stuff from 78-81, 78 is usually my cutoff (I like to quote David Lemiuex I think it was who said "After 2/5/78, it's all fluff."). But I can get into any of those January jams any time.